After four players represented Michigan State on the Bednarik Award watch list and one on the Maxwell, the Spartans continued to be strongly represented on other award watch lists.
Here is a breakdown of those players:
Nagurski (top defensive player): Johnny Adams, Max Bullough, Will Gholston
Lombardi (essentially top offensive or defensive lineman or linebacker): Denicos Allen, Max Bullough, Will Gholston, Chris McDonald, Marcus Rush
Thorpe (top defensive back): Johnny Adams, Isaiah Lewis
Butkus (top linebacker): Denicos Allen, Max Bullough
Mackey (top tight end): Dion Sims
Groza (top kicker): Dan Conroy
Outland (top offensive lineman): Chris McDonald
Walker (top running back): Le'Veon Bell
In total, Bullough leads the way as he was named to four watch lsits (Nagurski, Lombardi, Thorpe and Bednarik). Gholston, Allen and Adams each were named to three.
(Editor's Note: As more award lists are released, this post will be updated)